There just isn't a way to remove the CVT without at least lifting the frame, zero clearance there as you can see in the pics below.
You need at least 4-5 inches of clearance between the engine and the frame to back out the CVT from the primary and secondary housing.
You can check the video for the CVT removal to get a sense of how much room you need, around marker 1:47 of the video.
You can remove the CVT motor to gain some additional clearance with the frame lifted.
Once you loosen the engine bolts,you have to replace them, and you will have to loosen all three to lift the frame without causing stress issues.
You will also need at least 4-5 inches of vertical clearance, lifting the frame to drop the CVT assembly, which pretty much requires
disconnecting some or all of the electrical stuff as there is no slack in any of the connections.
I am not sure if you can use the CVT guides with the frame raised in the German case, they may not be essential when removing the CVT assembly, but
will definitely come in handy when re-installing the assembly.
It's a nice myth, but who knows maybe somebody on this forum can perform the feat and educate the rest of us by documenting it..
Anybody who has stripped a 650 to the bare frame has a pretty good idea how everything fits together and what the consequences can
be for over stressing those connection points. 650 tupperware ain't cheap.
The other consideration to take into account is that a shop mechanic might do it in 4 hours but one still gets billed for the number of hours
for the job as specified in the shop manual.
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